The RSPCA is appealing for information after a magpie and blackbird were shot and killed in the same Burton street within the same two weeks. 
The body of the wild bird was found in a garden in Kingsdale Croft, in Stretton, on Tuesday 20 September, with a bullet wound in his body.
A body of a blackbird, which had also been shot, was found in the street earlier this month.
RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant said: “It is obviously very concerning … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reminding people to dispose of angling litter carefully after a heron died from injuries sustained after he got his feet tangled in fishing line.

The heron was rescued by Animal Collection Officer Derek Hampson on Monday, 8 August, from a lake in Burtonhead Road, St Helen’s, after a concerned passer-by contacted the RSPCA.

The bird had got tangled in both the fishing line and the reel. The line was cut away and the heron was taken to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three wild birds were shot and fatally injured in a Staffordshire town.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a concerned member of the public following the discovery of three wounded bird bodies – a magpie, blackbird and pigeon – in Dimsdale View East, in Newcastle-under-Lyme

The bodies have all been found in gardens in the last month, with the latest being found on 15 July.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin, who is investigating, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after 17 canaries were dumped in a sealed-up box at the side of a rural road in Nottinghamshire.

A member of the public found the birds at the side of Blidworth Waye, in Papplewick, on Tuesday last week (1 March). The box they were in had been sealed and was wet-through following wet weather.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Karen Brannan said: “We don’t know for sure how long they were there for, but they … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre has admitted a small number of gannets which were blown off course by the recent storms that have been battering the UK.

Staff at Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, Cheshire, have been monitoring the seabirds after they were found grounded, exhausted having been blown off-course by the strong winds.

Two of the gannets, pictured left, will soon be ready to be released. One of them was found grounded in Bangor, Clwyd, and the other in Hollyvale, Birmingham. … Continue reading…